NHL to open season in Europe

NHL to open season in Europe

There are 1 comment on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 19, 2009, titled NHL to open season in Europe. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The NHL is heading back to Europe. The Detroit Red Wings will open the 2009-10 regular season against the St.

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Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#1 Feb 20, 2009
There may very well be a good answer to this question, but what is the reason for the NHL expanding regular season games into Europe? To attract fans? Get players interested in coming into the NHL? Starting a division of teams there? Just a lot of travel and expense, but for what exactly?

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